[noh-shuh-nl] /ˈnoʊ ʃə nl/
pertaining to or expressing a notion or idea.
of the nature of a notion or idea:
a notional response to the question.
abstract, theoretical, or speculative, as reflective thought.
not real or actual; ideal or imaginary:
to create a notional world for oneself.
given to or full of foolish or fanciful ideas or moods.
Semantics. belonging to a class of words that express clear concepts rather than relations between concepts; presentive.
Compare (def 3), (def 4).
relating to, expressing, or consisting of notions or ideas
not evident in reality; hypothetical or imaginary: a notional tax credit
characteristic of a notion or concept, esp in being speculative or imaginary; abstract
“pertaining to notions,” 1590s, from notion + -al (earlier nocional, late 14c., from Medieval Latin notionalis). Meaning “full of whims” is from 1791. Grammatical sense is from 1928 (Jespersen); economics use is from 1958.
[noh-shuh-nit] /ˈnoʊ ʃə nɪt/ adjective, Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. 1. strong-willed or stubborn. 2. having foolish and fanciful .
[noh-shuh n] /ˈnoʊ ʃən/ noun 1. a general understanding; vague or imperfect conception or idea of something: a notion of how something should be done. 2. an opinion, view, or belief: That’s his notion, not mine. 3. conception or idea: his notion of democracy. 4. a fanciful or foolish idea; whim: She had a notion […]
/nəʊˈtɪʃɪə/ noun 1. a register or list, esp of ecclesiastical districts
- Not just another pretty face
noun phrase Not someone or something of no particular distinction; not a specious person or thing: He had a time convincing them he was a genuine expert, not just another pretty face [1970s+; fr the plight of a young woman, esp in popular fiction or film, who has intelligence, talent, etc, but fears she is […]